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-- the reaction from washington. to the bay area. along with what's being done here in california. but first tonight -- president obama -- promising action. grant lodes is here with more. >> president obama is talking tough after the mass shooting that we just saw. today,mister obama took the podium this morning with vice president joe biden at his side. the president.talking tough on the need to reduce gun voilence.especially mass shootings like the one we just saw. today we learned the vice president will lead a task force that will present a set of gun control recommendations to the president. >> it is encouraging of all backgrounds are willing to challenge and change longstanding positions. that conversation has to continue but this time those words need to lead to action. the point that this is complex no longer is an excuse for doing nothing. the fact that we cannot prevent every act of violence does not mean that we will steadily reduce the violence. and prevent the very worst violence. that is why i have a past vice president to lead members of my cabinet and outside organizations to
melissa: i'm melissa francis and here's what's "money" tonight. california's got its first ever fracking regulations but some say they go too far and could choke off access up to $15 billion barrels of oil. we'll drill down on the answers. >>> plus, more talk and no walk in washington. shocker there. both side insist we need to stop spending. not that they're cutting a single penny from a single government program. fox news's bret baier with the real cost of spending. >>> we all love a good hamburger, right? but is that pesky wrapper keep getting in your way? one fast-food chain may have solved the problem for good. they're making the wrapper edible. you have to see this one to believe it, trust me. even when they say it's not it is always about money. melissa: first, let's take a look at the day's market headlines. fiscal cliff talks may be a mess but not ruining the party for investors. u.s. third quarter gdp was revised up to 3.1%. not bad. november existing home seams -- sales hit nice not seen. wall street shares of the nyse euronext skyrocketed 34%. the company is being ac
. > > thanks angie. when teachers in california peeked into their pensions and found investment in a gun maker linked to the connecticut shootings, they reacted. and so did the private equity firm that made the investment. and it underscores just how easy it is to assume someone else has vetted investments made on behalf of employee groups. maggie ellis, a california teacher, active in state and local teacher organizations, had no idea her pension funds were going to freedom group-- gun makers, including one that made the assault rifle used to kill 20-children and six adults in connecticut, last friday. assault weapons are outlawed in california. ellis is not alone. a lot of people didn't know. it's led california's treasurer bill lockyer to criticize the investment saying teacher retirements "should not be invested in guns illegal in california. these weapons have no place in our communities. our families and children are safer without them." "is it possible to vette everyone? no. but you should be able to research hot-button issues and hot-button companies." ellis says the teachers relied
? >> micala davis i am an attorney with the aclu of california, most of the supervisors have a copy of the letter that we sent to mayor lee this summer which outlines a majority of our position. but i would like to highlight a few issues here today. we believe that other speakers have said that the police department fulfills the obligation to fully implement the cit program and unless and until they complete a stud yf all less lethal alternatives and complete the obligation to meet with the community members on this issue that it is entirely premature to investigate a pilot program for tasers in this city, had the department moved more quickly to implement the cit training the incident this summer may have been avoided. tasers constitute a significant level of force as we have heard today. too often, they are viewed as homeless, non-lethal devices that temporarily incompass taits that is false. when use as intended they cause pain and as we have seen across the nation they pose a risk of serious jury or death. >> as you have heard today, in particular people with mental health probl
the trigger each time you want to fire. >> reporter: then the size of the clip. >> in the state of california you can't have more than ten rounds in any firearm. >> reporter: the same for handguns. >> the capacity of the magazine dictates if it now becomes illegal. this is a high capacity magazine. this carries 30 rounds of ammunition. this can be inserted into this weapon and now it becomes an illegal weapon. it's not difficult at all. >> reporter: to give you an idea what that means. >> this is our magazine compared to the magazine that a criminal may use. >> reporter: but even on this point, the size of a clip, the debate is expected to be intense. >> ha. [ laughter ] >> the argument against that is that it is a diminution of freedom of firearms owners to make their own choices. >> reporter: but in day-to-day crime isn't it the handgun that's still the most commonly useed. >> that's correct. >> maybe. >> reporter: but as the professor notes on handguns the nation is divided. >> on the one hand, the handgun is the predominant weapon of abuse in the united states. but millions and millions o
community; it has been a high priority for us to change the role of california and other states, operating with secure communities for many reasons; one of the major ones is the chilling effect on victims come forward, concern for their own safety or the deportation of the father of the children or their partner. we work with angela chan and the statewide organization against domestic violence; angela did a webinar, a top priority. we will support tom -- introduced on monday to strengthen california's response to this. we are living in san francisco where things are not quite as bad. you can speak to anyone no matter where they are on the continuum of immigration reform about the chilling effect of domestic violence survivors and families, and why the federal initiative is dangerous. >> that is not what i was appear for; i wanted to talk about how honored i have been to be here for two years as part of the language workgroup; access to criminal justice, community day services, justice, safety. it is homicide prevention. as we know from many homicides that we work
herself and a round of applause, the california endowment and others provided tremendous financial support so thank you very much for that. [applause] . we really do appreciate it and the cohost and mary lee and tom torque son and who you met this morning and our next panel is planning for student safety opportunity and success and planning for action around the bay. our moderator is jill tucker an education reporter at the san francisco kron cell. i told jill it's hard to find bios online for reporters. they can stay out of google. she's award winning reporter and covered california schools for 14 years and knows a lot about this subject and was honored by the california teacher association and received the highest award about the growing number of homeless students in the school system. she is a san francisco native and was in the peace corps and tout in west africa and please welcome jill tucker. [applause] >> thank you. she just dated me with that 9090 peace corps thing. okay. i want to say how great it is to be here. i have been looking at everyone's name tags and awed by th
abuse 52 week program and never existed and only one county in california doing it and that was san diego. we came before the public safety committee with the board of supervisors and said we want a 52 week child abuse intervention proom and the board of supervisors said "could we get in trouble for not having this?" . it's in the penal code. we believe we should have it and they said we should also and they asked the mayor's department work with us and i saw paul henderson come in and a shout on the to him and we're going to meet at 5:00 o'clock every friday in his office until we get this program going, so the department of public health and the probation department and the mayor department has made this happened and we have the first person hired and the first group of people screened to go through the program and i am thrilled to tell you san francisco is one of two counties in the state doing this program. we are gathering data from the beginning and we will have good information to share with you what is going on, so these are three major things that happened in the last yea
of california. welcome to the stop bullying summit. i'm a federal prosecutor so it may seem odd that here we are talking about bullying and we asked all of you to be here and i want to explain the origin of that and why this happened. you people, everybody in this room, has been involved in this issue and is doing incredible work on this issue and we were so honored to be a part of it and to meet with all of you and to speak with you about it. the origin is that as the united states attorney, the administration wants me, wants all the united states attorneys, to go out into the community. it's actually a very different role for the united states attorney is envisioned by this administration. this administration, the president, attorney general holder, they want the u.s. attorneys to go out into the attorney to talk to the communities in our district to understand what the issues are and challenges are and to do what we can to help, to convene meetings, to do whatever we can to help on behalf of the administration. and as part of that i welcomed that request that the attorney general made o
tempore: the gentleman from california is recognized for 15 seconds. mr. dreier: i thank my friend for the 15 seconds, and i'll try not to exceed that. if i do i appreciate his generosity in yielding me such time as i might consume. mr. speaker, let me just say that i appreciate the fact that my friend said we should have a defense capability that is second to none. we should be pre-eminent in the world. i appreciate his statement that that needs to be done. i also appreciate the fact that he talks about the multifairous societal needs out there, ensuring we don't see those who are struggling to make ends meet suffer. we concur wholeheartedly in that goal. but i have said this time and time again, i said it in the rules committee, and mr. bishop and i had a discussion about this. and mr. hastings got into this as well. and that is i argue, this is my perspective, and thomas jefferson said two thinking people given the exact same of facts can draw different conclusions, but i concluded as i look at the preamble of the constitution with all of the important statements in there, we th
and extend a grant in the amount of $200,000 from the california emergency management agency for the anti-human trafficking task force program. action. >> thank you, good evening, lieutenant jean. >> commissioners, i whole heartedly wish that you grant this expense for the department. as you know, human trafficking is becoming a very profitable means for gangs to make money. next to drug trafficking i'd say human traffics is the second world's most profitable crime at this point and a continuing problem that's growing as commissioner loftus does know. there's different types of human trafficking. there's sex trafficking, there's labor trafficking and domestic services so there's different types of human trafficking. public perception is this is a problem from different countries and what we're discovering is the majority of human trafficking is actually american citizens. they are being trafficked from state to state. as we do know, human trafficking involves force, fraud or coercion of labor or services. it's a crime against men, women and children of every nationality and social
been seized by prohibited persons in california. today we met a first time gun buyer. >> responsibility of the owners and their mental health is a huge concern. >> reporter: do you have a gun? >> no. >> reporter: she says she supports the president wanting to improve mental health resources and create stricter gun laws. >> it is scary out there. >> they are hot right now. >> reporter: on the president gun parole push. -- gun push. >> i think the pressure is high on him to do something. >> reporter: just like president obama said today those we spoke to wanted to emphasize the majority of gun owners in america are responsible. mike mibach, ktvu channel 2 news. [ singing ] >>> more than 200 people gathered to pray and pay tribute today. today's mass was dedicated to the sandy hook elementary school shooting victims. choir students sang before and after the services and the archbishop placed a wreath for those killed. >>> a u.s. marine is spending his days on guard. he is volunteering to stand outside a elementary school. the principal is happy to have him there. he is in the reserves afte
of satyfeupgrades following the san bruno pipeline disaster. the california public utility commission unanimously approved pg&e's pipeline safety plan. in the past 30 minutes and that will allow the utility to increase rates by a total of nearly $300 million. pg&e had proposed rate payers pick up 90% of the upgrade costs after the deadly explosion -- explosion. pg&e said it's "disappointed at the decision." >>> shoppers at sun valley mall in concord are being warned to be careful after a woman was held up by an armed robber there. it happened in the mall's parking lot at macy's before 7:30 last night. police say the woman was approached from behind. a man then pointed something against the back of her head and demanded her money. she did not have any cash. so she gave him her driver's license and her credit cards. he pushed her to the ground before driving off. some shoppers we spoke to today said they are being more cautious at that mall. >> it does make me nervous at night and now that there's a lot of thieves going around and, you know, a lot of stuff is -- you know, it's crazy. now, during th
looking cold front. it's already making its way into northern parts of california. we have seen some gusts now to 38 miles per hour in crescent city. those winds are headed toward the bay area just beginning to pick up outside. in fact, a wind advisory going into effect this evening expected to see some of those winds sustained between 20 to 35 miles per hour along the coastline and over the mountaintops, we could see some of those gusts in excess of 50 miles an hour. so it's going to be a ripping storm and a lot of rain too. you'll be surprised to see how big these rain totals are coming up. we'll have more on that and the rest of your weather in a few minutes. >> thank you. >>> an apartment fire in san francisco forced more than two dozen residents out into the cold this morning. the call came at about 5:30 a.m. smoke and flames were seen on the third floor of the building at 119 broad street. residents were evacuated. one firefighter was treated for smoke inhalation. but no word yet on the cause. >>> around the bay area now, a japanese diplomat pleaded guilty to two domestic violence ch
. the latest battlefield is california where governor jerry brown recently signed a law banning gay repairive the therapy: treatments aimed at turning gay kids straight. just because the american psychological association says gay conversion therapy can cause depression and suicide attempts. big deal! so does lunesta. (laughter) that's just ambien for gay people. that's why there's a butterfly. fortunately -- that's true. it's true. fortunately, federal judge william shove told california to shove it. >> the state of california has been blocked from enforcing a new ban on therapy that seeks to change the sexual orientation of minors from gay to straight. a federal judge ruled the law may inhibit the first amendment rights of therapists who oppose homosexuality. >> stephen: damn straight! these kids need our help. not only are they gay, look how blurry they are! (laughter) that's all right. folks, this is a good call because these anti-gay treatments are proven. a recent lawsuit in new jersey highlighted some of the most effective methods anti-gay therapists use. >> in another exercise a man h
its first news conference since the elementary school shooting. >>> california has some of the toughest gun laws in the nation, but some state lawmakers are looking to make them even stronger. several lawmakers are saying it's time to put into place more restrictions on guns, specifically assaults weapons. >> we currently have a ban on assault weapon rifles in the state of california. the gun manufacturers have made modifications to those assault weapons whereby you can easily take a magazine out of those assault rifles, but by pushing a button, you can easily do that. >> he adds another state senator is looking at a proposal that puts restrictions on ammunition. >>> another day of heartbreaking goodbyes in newtown, connecticut. family and friends attended funerals for victoria soto, the hero 1st grade teacher who died protecting her students. services were held for three additional students. attendees were overwhelmed by the loss. >> i just can't imagine. i have a cart daughter the same age. [ crying ] >> just the face and the smile and the happiness he had. >> the co
-imposed duty in front of a central california elementary school in the wake of the connecticut shooting. sgt. craig pusley stood all day on wednesday in fatigues in front of the flag pole at hughson elementary school, just southeast of modesto. he was not armed. pusley, who served two tours in iraq and one in afghanistan before leaving active duty last year, told the modesto bee he wanted to be sure all children could go home safe for christmas. he is the father of a 3- expecting another child. "when i enlisted, i swore to enemies, foreign and break. >> at this point. president obama's action comes in the formation of a task force. obama has announced vice president joe biden will lead a team which will present a set of gun control recommendations to mr obama. >> the fact that this is a complex problem is no excuse of not doing anything. the fact that we cannot steadily reduce the violence and prevent the very worst violence. that is why i have passed, the vice president to lead an effort to include outside organizations and members of the cabinet to compile a list of concrete proposals that
is adjourned at 7:10 p.m. >> when the new california academy of sciences opened in 2008, it quickly became one of the top tourist magnets in the city. part of the cal academies' astronomical success is the weekly nightlife party. >> i am joined by helen, who is here to school me on all the nocturnal activities that are getting ready to take place here. tell us a little about what we can expect to see at nightlife. >> we open up the doors every thursday night at the california academy of sciences. there are certain things you can see every week you can go to the museum, visit the planetarium, and we bring in bars and a deejay or band. it is a different feel from during the day, something different every week. tonight , we have beer and music. -- tonight we have great beer and music. it is beer week. we have a dozen local brewers in african hall. we have a deejays to set up throughout the museum and a live performance at 9:00 p.m. tonight. >> what has been your favorite part as a participant or as an observer? >> my favorite part is to walk around the aquarium in to see people with a drink in th
. the future of the sharp park golf course should be considered through a separate and complete california environmental quality act review process as previously recommended in the natural area's management plan scoping report. we suggest to support this resolution and to hear this agenda item next week. thank you. >> thank you. i'm going to call a few more flames. tom brookshire. eric mixon. roxanne ramirez. johnny baldini and [speaker not understood] margaret good dale. lazar kettle man. rose [speaker not understood], and rachel tom. the next speaker? >>> hello, my name is [speaker not understood]. we have to leave so i wonder if i'm going to be able to read her comment in addition to my own. >> you'll have to squeeze it into your own time. >>> i'll read mine first. i think it might be short. my name is [speaker not understood]. i'm a san francisco state environmental studies major and i also live in district 1. san francisco's precautionary principle resolution states that the city has an obligation to consider a full range of alternatives. the recreation and parks department's failure
of the california public utilities commission for supposed by using ratepayer moneyínto fund his projects. asking granting lawrence livermore lab for research. saying he pressured to apply for the grant without review. >> what do they intend to do with the money? we don't know what. we do know is that president peavy developed a plan, assigned himself to oversee it's progress through the commission, and will tomorrow, cast a vote on it. >> hill subordinate legislation to try to stop such skpaxz will require prop proposals to undergo merit review. >> a sea plane brought santa claus to one north bay town today. >> it's a lng flight from the north pole. >> that, it s santa made a pay a visit to 40 youngsters bringing a bag of books and toys. the kids part of the8swkw performing stars of marin program helping kids get involved in the arts. the plane came from sea plane adventures flown in by santa and its owners. >> santa has been working on his voice a little bit. >> that is an authentic santa. santa will not need an um brel why. >> looking good so far. >> looking great for santa. weather will be ni
back. >> nurses picketed outside more than 20 keyser hospitals in northern california today trying to call attention to what they claim are inadequate staffing levels. the california nurse's association oed today's informational picket. the nurses say short staffing is a chronic problem in quizzer emergency rooms. a spokeswoman says staffing complies with and often exceeds state mandated requirements. we do have some imbalances in where we have perhaps too many nurses in one place and one unit and have needs for nurses in other units. >> it is hoping to work with the union to create a better balance of staff. >> time magazine has named president barack obama the 2012 person of the year. the editor of time cited what he called the obama effect. the president beat out 15-year- old pakistani activist, am ceo and egyptian president. president obama also received the title in 2008 when he was president-elect. >>> shopper track which analyzes customer traffic is cut its holiday sales forecast. this as shopping slows following the thanksgiving weekend buying frenzy. the company lowered it
but the stock has had a major run. john in california. >> caller: booyah, jim, from the sacramento valley of northern california. >> what's going on? >> caller: anyway, i got -- i noticed some activity in the house building around here back around northern california, sacramento valley. my play is berkshire b. what do you think of that? >> i think it actually max sense temperature i campaigned for that to be a housing and insurance company stock. i think you're dead on, i think it's a great buy. i think you're getting them pretty cheap if i do say so myself. keep one eye on the paralysis in washington and one on the companies no longer waiting to be act. there's money to be made just being a shareholder. get out of those bond eveneds. they're going to crush you. >>> coming up, trend spotting? tonight cramer's got the exclusive interviews you need to catch the market's next hot trend. first wall street's been taking a bite out of apple but this tech manufacturer lit up the ticket today. is it charged for a reason in 2013? then, as hiring picks up in the u.s., could paychecks help you cash
alto but they are primarily a southern california firm. the cost of the search includes a no cost repeat in case the search is terminated. we don't know the answer to the question that was raised and since he is not here, i tried to find it out by looking through the documents that we got from the vendors but we don't know if the person selects to leave as in this last situation, i do not believe they will do a no cost. the proposal cost for alliance is the lowest of the finalists and they have indicated that they are going to assign the founding member that has been the longest with the organization to the recruitment group so that it would contain that individual and a manager that's been there for a while, but not as long as the founding member. and it's, he wanted to make the point that it's what would be called a comprehensive or a corporate approach to the recruitment including reference checking of the candidates as part of the preliminary assessment. normally when you reference check it's after everything is short listed to the people and then you do the reference check
the museum and the california academy of sciences, the garden was designed by the california spring blossom and wildfilower association. here is a truly enchanting and tranquil garden along a path behind a charming gate. this garden is the spot to woo your date. stroll around and appreciate its unique setting. the gorgeous brick walkway and a brick wall, the stone benches, the rustic sundial. chaired the part -- share the bard's word hundred famous verses from a shakespearean plays. this is a gem to share with someone special. pack a picnic, find a bench, and enjoy the sunshine, and let the whimsical words of william shakespeare and floats you and your loved one away. this is one of the most popular wedding locations and is available for reservations. take a bus and have no parking worries. shakespeares' garden is ada accessible. located at the bottom of this hill, it is a secret garden with an infinite in captivating appeal. carefully tucked away, it makes the top of our list for most intimate pyknic setting. avoid all taurus cars and hassles by taking a cable car. or the 30, 45, or 91 bus
in china. now, chinese government responded to complaints in a letter addressed to a california congressman. it's a story you'll see only on 7. >> it's been... sad, hard on the family. i think what is harder is to understand why almost, you know what is it? seven months later there are more dead dlogs. nothing changed. >> since then, she's been relentlessly campaigning to have treats recalled. fda acknowledges thousands of complaints. they asked to consider halting production until the fda can determine whether or not the products contain tainted materials chinese government wrote back slamming the fda. the cause of the deaths have not been determined. wrote from the perspective of thew76: chinese side there might be something wrong with the fda investigation guidance. >> i don't believe that. they're one of the top scientists. >> the letter from the people's republic of china warned not to influence public opinion ask clear the q eliminate the negative impact m they will be receiving several feet of snow f you have travel plans to head out there, winter storm watch going up friday mo
: and then there's the side of the bullet clip. >> in the state of california, you can't have more than ten rounds. >> the capacity of the magazines dictates if it now becomes illegal. this is a high-capacity magazine. this carries 30 rounds of ammunition. this can be inserted into this weapon and now it becomes an illegal weapon. >> reporter: just the talk of possible new gun control measures has gun stores reporting upticks in sales all across the country. >>> a blistering report on security lapses at the u.s. consulate in benghazi has prompted the resignation of some state department members. they all quit. the independent panel report called security at the u.s. post, quote, grossly inadequate to deal with the attack. >> frankly, the state department had not given benghazi the security, both physical and personnel resources, it needed. >> the report also says the state department did not have a clear picture of the danger at the compound. it also says the state department ignored requests from ambassador chris stevens for more security. stevens and three other americans were killed in the atta
are not allowed to use subsidized units for your inclusionary units unless you are a california debt limit allocation project using 4% credits. so that will be in your next all right, but it's also reflected in this new procedures manual. so it's a small technicality, but for some projects, you will be able to have a slight subsidy, but you have to provide more units at deeper affordable. >> commissioner borden? >> i wanted to thank you -- i was one of the commissioners who asked for a lot of this data and i do hope that you work more around the issue that you talk you ed about. it seems like that fica score issue would be a problem and i understand it could be a problem with public housing as well and that is something that we need to be more proactive in working with tenants. and so i don't know to the extent that the housing trust fund legislation, i don't think it ever really dealt with that issue, but it might be something to look at from a larger policy standpoint. >> certainly. >> so i appreciate that. in terms of the pipeline of the 1200 bmr units, do you know where most of
in california, who are actually the top state like this, about the taxes and we are above florida. and also need to mention to you that 41.9 percent of people killed by tasers in california were latino or hispanic decent. i have all of the names for you, do we want sanctuary to commit that atrosty, please consider it and apply political pressure on the subcommittee for tasers for the police commission, thank you very much. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please? >> how are you today? >> so know way, i work for the division of homelessness. and today i come to oppose against tasers and i have to maintain why i oppose against tasers. because they are killing people. the tasers are killing people and we have several number of people that be killing for the police. they be shooting for the police. and the reason why oposing and we are oposing against tasers. so i prefer to see something given, i prefer to see like a weekend create kind of level and consciousness to the police to let me how killing the people. or to feeling better to the people, immigrants like latinos or people who come from around t
going what were they thinking. >>> some hikers take to the hills in california? >> things take a bad turn when they realize they are lost. >> would you agree that we are technically lost? >> yes. >> so i guess we're lost. >> hear about the stroke of luck that saved the day. >> it's down to the wire in a high school game. >> boom, that is an 80 foot cannon. >> see the amazing finish as time runs out. >>> plus some guys re-enact the burglar scenes from "home alone." one honesthick reveal10 hy havi you can detract the attention from your face. >> oh, yeah. >>> two women are suing two texas state troopers and the head of their department in federal court. this video is why. 38-year-old angel and her niece, 24-year-old ashley dobbs were pulled over for littering. so the women are apologetic. they say, okay, we're still going to have to give you a citation. the citation turned into a warning. trooper david ferrell started suspecting maybe some marijuana use had been going on. that's when trooper david ferrell called for female trooper kelly. kelly takes angel and her niece one by one and p
in oakland. in these positions she advocated for public school students in california, focusing on achievement and opportunity gaps, improving can urriculum and instructional quality and ensuring quality education for everybody. she served as an advisor on education issues on a number of private ipbs institutions, she is a teacher, a lawyer, and a very influential voice on all policy matters. she was also passionate about ending this issue of bullying and bringing everyone together to stop this disturbing trend so please welcome assistant secretary for civil rights, ruslyn lee. as i said, our moderator is not always our lieutenant governor, of course he needs to introduction -- no, i get to say something. i get to say something. as everyone in this room knows, youngest mayor in 100 years, right? youngest mayor in 100 years when he was elected 10 years ago and he has remained an effective and visionary leader for everyone. mayor newsom gained worldwide recognition when he granted marriage licenses to same sex couples in 2004. we all remember those moving pictures of smiling
-10. california scored a 7. it looked at ability to respond to bio terrorist threats. 29 states cut funds, only two states met the goal. >>> serving people of oakland but now they are being evicted. i will explain coming up. >> the public utilities commission is supposed to protect you from utilies misspending your money -- utilities misspending your money but they are misspending your money, the revolution ahead. look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids have got it too good if you ask me. [ male announcer ] now u-verse high speed internet has more speed options, reliability and ways to connect. rethink possible. >>> complete bay area news coverage continues right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00 p.m. >>
youngstrom, of the california hunters point. i want to eepblg the loss of one of our heroes on the california hunters point, kenyon youngstrom, who protect us and keep us safe every day. we acknowledge you and know you are heroes and we are very, very sorry for the loss of officer youngstrom. our third panel is called prevention and community engagement, promising approaches to stop bullying in the bay area. our moderator is rebecca randell, vice president of education programs at common sense media based here in san francisco. we became ka is responsible for partnering with school districts and departments of education across the country to help children and youth learn how to think critically, behave safely and participate responsibly in our digital world which we all have heard brings its own complications. she oversees the department's education staff, working in the 3 largest districts in the country, new york, denver, maine, texas, florida, and the bay area. ladies and gentlemen, please welcome rebecca randell. >> great, thank you, melinda. i'm going to ask you all
have a junior giants program, it's a youth baseball program throughout california. we use baseball as the hook to get kids to come together to learn about teamwork, we have a whole can urriculum that's based on the importance of reading, literacy, education, we have a whole violence prevention can urriculum, we have 22,000 kids playing baseball throughout northern california, junior giants baseball, and we have a number of volunteer coaches and commissioners and one of the things that we ask every year our junior giants players to do is to take the peace pledge. it's basically the pledge is i'm a junior giant, i pledge to strike out violence by, and the first line is prevent bullying and respecting my teammates, coaches, family and friends. so at the peer grass roots level where we have coaches working closely with kids we hope to spread a message, we also have an art contest, imagine peace where we honor kids at a ballgame later in the year just so kids can interpret and show their form of how they interpret anti-bullying and peace in this society. you know, it's not perfect, it d
in the summer, so we have been working with maryland and virginia and all over california and hopefully washington soon and really excited to get everybody interested with the information. >> somebody asked how do you implement a restorative justice program? do you have that answer. >> that's a good question and it's definitely county specific in california they noticed because i have done training in this program in different counties and i always invite the local da and the probation department and there are nuisances in every state and county and everyone wants to help. no one says no. they ask what they need to do to get on board and everybody is making it work and ways of it fitting in their system. >> there are a number of definitions of restorative justice i noticed and going to bullying prevention conversations in the country. some of them areis bad on native american tribal practices and i remember one teacher of restorative justice that did training in a lot of schools and talking about how there was a child who had offended another child. i guess some kind of social aggre
outside more than 20 keyser hospitals in northern california today trying to call attention to what they claim are inadequate staffing levels. the california nurse's association oed today's informational picket. the nurses say short staffing is a chronic problem in quizzer emergency rooms. a spokeswoman says staffing complies with and often exceeds state mandated requirements. we do have some imbalances in where we have perhaps too many nurses in one place and one unit and have needs for nurses in other units. >> it is hoping to work with the union to create a better balance of staff. >> time magazine has named president barack obama the 2012 person of the year. the editor of time cited what he called the obama effect. the president beat out 15-year- old pakistani activist, am ceo and egyptian president. president obama also received the title in 2008 when he was president-elect. >>> shopper track which analyzes customer traffic is cut its holiday sales forecast. this as shopping slows following the thanksgiving weekend buying frenzy. the company lowered its expectations from 3.3% t
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for a lot of new rules come into the roads next year in california. if these rules are legislation passed by the legislature and signed by governor jerry brown. here are just a couple examples of the new rules that are coming january 1st. a new d.u.i. lot if someone is pulled over suspected of a d.u.i. for drugs, the driver will no longer have the option of your in test. it will be a blood test only. charter party bus drivers will now be held responsible for underage drinking on their buses. california drivers are now allowed to tax while driving if they used voice operated technology and remain handsfree. a new law also allows driverless cars as long as the owner is bonded and license. this helps california get in the game with the goal will drive this car. they have been tested only in nevada which already allows the vehicles to operate. >> bay area airports and rolled ways are expected to be less crowded because of the actual date of the weak christmas and new year's falls on. travel experts say that the timing of the big debt spread out the crowds. since christmas and new year's eve f
. >>> who will pay for the pipeline upgrades for pg&e could be decided today. the california public utilities commission is expected to vote on a $2.2 billion safety improvement plan. pg&e wants ratepayers to pay for 90% of the costs. a judge, however, recommended customers only pay 55%. it's now up to the puc on how the tab will be split. >>> chevron's choice of metal meets fire standards according to a consulting engineer from the city. the report did not endorse the use of 9 chrome. a light fire started at a washington refinery earlier this year after a corrosion weakened 9 chrome lines after that sprang a leak. >>> live in san jose, people are lining up for a big toy and book giveaway. sacred heart community services will hand out gifts to more than 5,000 children starting at 10 a.m. sacred heart has checked over 17,000 toys and -- collected over 17,000 toys and books through donations. >>> 4:40. an emergency panic button. >> how a new watch could save your child's life for they're in trouble. plus... >> i love you. >> shot by his best friend, why the victim says he forgives him
with the university of california, san francisco. was that if we are to deploy an electronic control weapon it should be done in conjunction or the availability of a defibrillator should be immediate and with that said, the department is also moving forward with a community members who want to see independent of the taser issue, it is something that actually was a part of the discussion before july when the chief brought this issue up was there was a discussion, already, about adopting a police car or donating a aed and having that device available in a police car and no cost to the city for a period of some six years. >> can you explain to me what to do any member of the audience what a defibrillator is? >> i'm looking around to see if i see one and in most of our buildings we have them. dispersed and they are within the police department and certainly within the city haul. it is basically for a individual who has a heart stoppage and basically you place the device on the chest of the person, and that device measures all of the activity of that person's body and applies a charge to start their heart
. return to index of stories... california has some of the toughest gun laws in the nation - but some state lawmakers are looking to make them even stronger. as kron four's terisa estacio reports, one lawmaker says, there is still a lot of work to be done. on the heels of the horrific shooting in newtown connecticut, several california law makers are saying enough is enough. it is time to put into place more restrictions on guns. specifically assault weapons like the ones used by the shooter adam lanza. leland lee is one of those pushing for new proposals in sacramento. >> this is a time we should all be reflecting. loopholes. and he is not alone. state senator ted gaines is calling for legislation that would prevent persons with court documented mental health issues from obtaining a firearm. >> and yee adds another state senator is looking at a proposal that put the bushmaster a-r - 15 style rifle. one of the guns the shooter used in the new town school massacre, is one of the most popular weapon's in the country. three- million americans currently have this gun in their homes. kron 4's re
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